Prep 5 mins
Cook 20 mins
This is a recipe that was in my Sunday newspaper and the American Profile by Kathy Dicharo of Bryan, TX. She says: "Where I work we have Food Day every other month when everyone brings a dish. This pasta dish is a simple recipe with just a few ingredients, but it is big on flavor. I use bowtie pasta because it looks so pretty but any kind of pasta can be used. This recipe is a favorite for all the workers!". It is true that this is DELICIOUS and very rich.The article said 12 servings and it is rich enough that 12 is possible but they would be very small servings. We 8 dinner-sized servings.
- 1 lb uncooked bow tie pasta
- 1 (8 ounce) jar sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil
- 8 ounces pepper bacon (or bacon with 1/4 teaspoon black pepper)
- 1 (10 ounce) jar basil pesto
- 1 cup grated romano cheese
- Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain tomatoes, reserving some of the oil. Cut tomatoes into julienne strips.
- Cook bacon in a large skillet over medium-high heat until crisp. Drain and crumble.
- Drain pasta, shake off excess water and place in a large bowl. Add tomatoes and pesto; mix well. Add bacon and Romano and toss well. For a moister consistency, add some of reserved sun-dried tomato oil. Season with black pepper. Serve immediately.